Helping Children in crisis,
one bag of love at a time
What We Do
For 15 years, Bags of Love has supported children of Lane County suffering from abuse, neglect, poverty, homelessness, or disaster.
A Bag of Love provides every child we connect with the essentials: clothing, toiletries, toys, books, school supplies, and a handmade quilt or fleece blanket. For a child in crisis, a Bag of Love delivers support and comfort at the time he or she is most vulnerable.
In 2008, our founding year, we distributed 25 Bags of Love to children in need. By the end of 2022, that number had increased to more than 4,600. Since our inception, more than 27,600 local kids have received a Bag of Love.
Bags of Love exists because of the support of more than 282 volunteers in 2022 alone who contributed more than 35,000 hours of their time to sew quilts, sort donations, put together bags, and keep the warehouse running.